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Barbara Nessim

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Barbara Nessim is a professional artist who has shown extensively in group and solo shows. For many years, as an illustrator, starting in 1960 to 1990 her unique works appeared on covers of major magazines such as Time, Rolling Stone, The New York Times and many others. Her Illustration art was heavily influenced by her personal work, setting her apart from most, and allowed her the freedom to create a large body of personal work. Her mantra was "one for them, ten for me". Her pioneering work with computers in the early 80's influenced many artists and led to an appointment to head the Illustration Department at Parsons the New School for Design, in 1991, implementing the inauguration of their now thriving Digital Art program. Fast forward: in 2013 London's Victoria and Albert Museum offered her a solo show, curated by Douglas Dodds, from February to May. The entire display, consisting of over 100 art works, from 1960 to 2013, was acquired for their permanent collection. The V&A made a video of her in her studio that, as of May 2014, has garnered over 48,000 views. http://www.vam.ac.uk/channel/happenings/exhibitions_and_galleries/exhibitions_archive/barbara_nessim_an_artful_life/. On September 18th 2014, the V&A retrospective, Barbara Nessim An Artful Life, an expanded version of the exhibition, will travel to the Bard Graduate Center Gallery, and will be on view to January 11th 2015.

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